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Lapis Lazuli Charm Bracelet

Materials

1 14mm cast metal ring
1 clasp
18cm chain
4 bead caps
4 6mm rhinestone rondelles
18 jump rings
12 50mm head pins
20 20mm head pins
8 16mm Lapis Lazuli flower beads
4 10mm Lapis Lazuli round beads
16 6mm Lapis Lazuli round beads
8 4x6mm Imperial Crystal Rondelle beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Create the following beaded-dangles
A: Eight flower beaded-dangles (using 50mm head pin): One 16mm Lapis Lazuli flower bead
B: Four rondelle beaded-dangle using 50mm head pin): One 6mm Lapis Lazuli round bead, one rhinestone rondelle and one 6mm Lapis Lazuli round bead
C: Four large round beaded-dangles (using 20mm head pin): One bead cap and one 10mm Lapis Lazuli round bead
D: Eight small round beaded-dangles (using 20mm head pin): One 6mm Lapis Lazuli round bead
E: Eight crystal beaded-dangles (using 20mm head pin): One 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead.

NOTE: Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then trimming the head pin 1cm from the last bead and forming a loop

2.Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the end of the 18cm length of chain and attach the clasp. Take one more 6mm jump ring and attach the 11mm cast metal twisted ring to the other end.

4. Attach the charms and beaded-dangles to the bracelet base by using 6mm jump rings in the following order (start on the first link next to the jump ring attaching the clasp and keep adding charms every second link). Cluster all the items on one jump ring for each link.

LINK 1: One flower beaded-dangles (step 1A), one small round beaded-dangles (step 1D) and one crystal beaded-dangle (step 1E)

LINK 3: large round beaded-dangle (step 1C)

LINK 5: Same as link 1

Link 7: One rondelle beaded-dangle (step 1B)

Repeat the sequence from link one to link seven three more times to complete the bracelet.